Communities are stronger
when every voice is heard.

ConTextos uses the power of education and personal narrative to promote healing and reflection, and to foster critical thinking and dialogue. We seek to lift up the voices and insights of people affected by trauma, to challenge assumptions, and to provoke change.

We Believe

Violence is not just an isolated moment between victimizer and victim. Hurt people hurt people, and violence spreads through networks: witnesses are likely to become victims are likely to become perpetrators. ConTextos aims to intervene at each point in this network of trauma by using the power of story and critical thinking to build empathy and understanding. We want to decrease violence and help individuals and communities heal, and also to create a space for all of us to imagine what a thriving community means. 

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June 15, 2021

Hard Histories

This piece was written during circle in our new program Into A Black Beyond. IABB is a digital reading & writing circle for Black Chicagoans…

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November 4, 2021

stART with a Story: Unheard Voices. Becoming Visible.

We’re so excited to spend an evening celebrating our work with you during stART With A Story, our virtual mixer happening Thursday, November 4th.

We’re just as thrilled to announce that as part of this event we’ll be launching ConTextos Chicago’s first online auction, with one-of-a kind art pieces, created by ten young artists from across the city! Just like the traditional written memoirs of our Authors, this cohort of creatives whose art will be featured in the online auction, brings to life their memoirs through paint strokes and mixed media.

Help us continue to create pathways to share important stories, encourage healing, and keep communities uplifted. Make a donation today to get us to our stART With A Story goal of $100,000.

Learn more about stART with a Story here:

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¡Hora de escuchar a la juventud!

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